Manufacturing Our Future. Together.
The Dayton Region Manufacturers Association (DRMA) Foundation, a 501c3 charitable organization, is dedicated to building and sustaining a qualified workforce, today and in the future, through member and community gifts. Together, we are uniquely positioned to lead, strengthen, and advocate for the long-term success of workforce development as well as the overall vitality of the region's manufacturing industry.
We offer our members an opportunity to sustain their legacy while leaving their mark on the manufacturing industry.
“ Our gift to the DRMA Foundation is one of gratitude. The impact of the DRMA on my family and me has been incredible. The fact that one can, without a formal education, work hard and find mentors and colleagues to help me rise from truck driver to founding and leading my own company is the realization of the American Dream. ”
Dave Dysinger, Dysinger Inc.
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DRMA members list the shortage of skilled workers as their most pressing challenge. To answer the challenge, DRMA established the DRMA Foundation to fund workforce development initiatives to bring workers into the manufacturing industry. We do this through a comprehensive list of events and activities we also offer the opportunity to personalize your gift to your desired program or group. This provides our foundation donors the flexibility to select the option that matches their needs.
Workforce Development Activities We Fund
Encouraging students and adults to pursue careers in manufacturing
Inspiring a new generation of manufacturers through MFG Day
Nurturing people toward manufacturing careers through outreach events
Encouraging students and adults to pursue careers in the skilled trades
Ensuring schools are teaching the skills manufacturers need
Serving on advisory committees at schools and colleges to convey the curriculum and skills needed by manufacturers
Working with educators to incorporate industry credentials into their curriculum
Providing workforce support
Small discussion groups to strengthen, share, and learn
Wage survey report to guide compensation plans to attract and retain the best employees
Sector partnerships with OMA , DDC, and others that foster alliances and collaboration
Developing entry-level and
Increasing the adoption of industry-recognized credentials to ensure skill level
Increasing the adoption of Industry 4.0 technologies and credentials
Lean manufacturing workshops to increase efficiencies
The Dayton Region Manufacturers Association (DRMA) Foundation is dedicated to building and sustaining a qualified workforce, today and in the future, for the region's manufacturing industry through member and community gifts.
Dedicated to building and sustaining our region’s manufacturing workforce for today and tomorrow.